Lot #8059
Millard Fillmore

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Estimate: $400+

Description

Two unsigned books from Fillmore's library, both marked by him with their location on his library shelf, "D-3": A Pastor's Sketches: or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers Respecting the Way of Salvation by Ichabod S. Spencer, D.D., stated "Thirteenth Thousand," hardcover bound in brown cloth, 4.75 x 7.25, 414 pages, New York: M. W. Dodd, 1854; and A Pastor's Sketches: or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers Respecting the Way of Salvation by Ichabod S. Spencer, D.D., second series, stated "Fifth Thousand," hardcover bound in brown cloth, 4.75 x 7.75, 430 pages, New York: M. W. Dodd, 1854. Book conditions: VG-/None, with bumped corners, rubbing to boards, and edgewear; a tape-repaired spine to one volume; and Fillmore's name written in an unknown hand on both pastedowns.

In the preface of the first volume, Pastor Spencer notes that the stories in the volume are 'taken from real life. They are facts, not fancies.' In the preface to the second, he notes that the 'following Sketches have no necessary connection with those formerly published, and contained in another volume. Each volume is complete by itself, though the two are fit companions for each other.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021